Beneath the Skin

September 18, 2008

Ethics Daily has announced the upcoming release of its next DVD. Called "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," it looks at past problems and successes in dealing with racism and how churches can lead the way in the future. Those interviewed include Will Campbell, Emmanuel McCall, Alan Stanford, Jim Hill, Miguel A. De La Torre, Joseph Phelps, James Stallings, and Marilyn Turner. If previous DVDs are any indication, then this will be an excellent resource for churches. You can buy it here. You can also watch a few clips from the DVD. The most moving one for me was the one with reactions about the slavery repentance service in Ghana that was held by the Baptist World Alliance.

I am excited that the Baptist General Convention of Missouri was among the organizations that supported this effort and that BGCM executive director Jim Hill offered his thoughts for the project. Other excellent DVDs by Ethics Daily have included "Golden Rule Politics," "Always Therefore," and "The Nazareth Manifesto." The BGCM helped support the latter two and gave away copies to Missouri Baptist churches. Both were spoken of highly by pastors. I look forward to seeing the new DVD and hope it will spark dialogue and action on confronting racism.

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